SEO & Index Tools [Xenforo Addons]

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  • Our new powerful addon, SEO & Index Tools is almost released for Early Access! Early customers will be able to beta test the addon at a lower, locked-in license price. Stay tuned for announcements!
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You do not have permission to view this page or perform this action.
How can I view?
 
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Hi cj, the SEO & Index Tools addon is releasing for limited Early Access tomorrow (Wednesday). Right now the product is hidden but will be activated with an announcement thread :)

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-Robert I.
 
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Sure, how can I get early access? I'd be happy to use my forum as a test dummy!
 
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Little late on the announcement thread @cj00347 but please stay tuned for it going up :). As this is a rather limited Early Access, there won't be a thread made at Xenforo.com in order to prevent too much a load of requests :D
 
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Can't wait :D
 
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Any screenshot? 😁
 
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The addon has been running well in private beta, and after minimal bug-fixes is now considered ready for public beta.
Work is being done today and through Saturday to open the addon for access with latest documentation and knowledgebase.

Please keep an eye for updates!
 
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o_O Waiting for this...
 
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The public beta is going up today as I mentioned, but will be just a bit late in the evening. Finishing tidying up the package and a few loose ends now.
 
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What is full features of this add-on ? Actually we are interesting with AMP support firstly.
 
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Still i'm getting the "You do not have permission to view this page or perform this action." error.

How can we test it ?
We are big board like that have about 2.5million members.
 
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A new update is available for SEO & Index Tools by Nulumia.


SEO & Index Tools 1.0.0.3 Beta

Update highlights

This update brings significant improvements, bug fixes and support for third-party addons - including DragonByte Tech eCommerce, Siropu addons, and [XR] Product Manager.

Much of the codebase has been improved and streamlined for greater stability and efficiency. Further, the SEO meta fields with live Google preview are now available when editing content on the front-end - no longer only limited to the admin.

Also, permissions have been reorganized in a more intuitive way, with appropriate SEO permissions added to their corresponding addon groups with matching moderator permissions. Permissions can now be assigned at the node or categories basis, in typical Xenforo fashion.

Additional tweaks have been made to the admin pages, giving clearer descriptions and option labels. Further adjustments will be made in this area to keep options easy to understand.


Complete Change Log

Admin
  • Overview page
    • Updated all iconic navigation items with correct links & phrasing
    • Updated product page & support forum URLs
    • Updated Latest News RSS feed for addon forum
    • Corrected "Check for downloads" button
  • Index Management page
    • Added new choices for the Forums noindex options
      • Styles list
      • Languages page
    • Improved handling of threads noindex options
    • Deleted the search page noindex option (already in Xenforo core)
    • Added choice to noindex the Resource Manager and Ecommerce overview/home pages
    • Added new Social page noindex options:
      • Siropu chat pages
      • Siropu shoutbox pages
    • Extended some Ecommerce options to [XR] Product Manager (more noindex support to be added)
    • Added much more helpful description labels to various options
  • Updated all addon pages with improved UI and CSS handling
  • Fixed a bug which could cause node/category index integer values to display next to their Index status column on node/category admin lists
Meta tags & Google live preview
  • Overhauled codebase to allow meta tags with Google preview support for more content areas
  • Added support for Google preview on front-end
  • Meta tags & Google preview can now be used at creation of various content types, instead of only upon editing created content
  • Added the meta tag fields to the Post quick edit form
  • Fixed several bugs which could cause some meta fields to not save
Permissions
  • Moved all permissions to corresponding addon groups (XFMG, XFRM etc)
  • Improved handling of permissions for front-end functionality
  • Added corresponding moderator permissions for managing SEO tags
Miscellaneous
  • Fixed a few uninstall bugs
  • Cleaned up unnecessary files from addon package
  • Cleaned up deprecated macroPreRender functions
  • Cleaned up deprecated templates & Template Modifications
  • Fixed several PHP related errors in the Server Log


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What is full features of this add-on ? Actually we are interesting with AMP support firstly.
Full feature list is available now at the product page:

Instructions are posted for accessing the addon as a beta customer - just need to apply as it's for 20 customers only.

Unfortunately there's no AMP functionality at this time but is definitely being worked on. As it will require some testing, I don't plan to have it released until at least a few versions into the beta phase, and even then will be a beta feature in itself until finalized :D.
 
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A new update is available for SEO & Index Tools by Nulumia.


SEO & Index Tools 1.0.3 Beta 3

Update highlights

This update is a general maintenance and improvements patch. General code cleanup and improvements should help with stability, including install and uninstall.

Further, the general SEO options page is now organized with section labels, such as "General settings", "Analytics settings", etc.

This update has not yet introduced a robust OG:Image system which is still currently in the works. As this new feature will bring substantial changes in handling OpenGraph images, it is being delayed until at a satisfactory point is reached that will no longer require major changes.

This update may be installed directly over early alpha editions which could at times not successfully complete installation. In such a case, you will be prompted to continue installation after uploading this update's files, and a final prompt to upgrade the addon.

If you encounter any issue, please open a support ticket for help with installs or upgrades.


Complete Change Log

  • Improved installers and installer helper files
  • Fixed several minor PHP bugs which could occur
  • Various code cleanup
  • Organized general SEO settings group with section labels


Read more about this product...
 
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I was reviewing your SEO & Index Tools add-on product description and ran across several mentions of this statement...

"Apply noindex/nofollow directives to the following:"

Ok, to this "dummy" (me), why is that 'NoIndex/NoFollow' thing so important?

What's the big deal about it?

If an Admin did not use it or doesn't know how to use it, how will their website be impacted?
 
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Hi Serpius,
So basically, adding a Noindex tag to a given page tells search engines (Google, Bing, etc) not to "index", or include that page in their search index. This means that when someone types in either keywords related to your site, or search for your site directly, those pages will not show up in results.

So why would you want to do this?

There's a few reasons. Most site owners want to only show their most important pages in search results. For example, you don't want Google displaying a junk URL (which it happened to crawl and index) to someone who may potentially click through to either you or a competitor. You want your home, forum or categories being front and center.

Second, there's your Page Rank (PR) equity. Every website has only so much SEO "weight", or ranking, which can be distributed amongst their pages. Ideally, you want most of your PR to go into the important content - again such as your home or categories. The higher PR they have, the higher they will appear in search results - even to the sought after Page 1 of Google.

The more URLs you have at your site, the more diluted the Page Rank becomes.

One problem is that CMS or forum platforms - whether phpBB, Wordpress, Xenforo, etc - add a vast amount of auxiliary pages which are unimportant from an SEO perspective. Anything you can click on at your site is potentially a URL which can be indexed in search results. These URLs may play a useful or mechanical role in the operation of your website (i.e. the second-step page of a checkout process, or a confirmation page), but play no role in an SEO strategy.

For example, this is a real link produced by Xenforo Media Gallery which can be indexed by Google:
https://www.nulumia.com/portfolio/g...ilm-strip-jump?direction=prev&jump_from_id=58

As you can see, it's definitely a "junk URL" from an SEO perspective and there's really no reason it should appear in search results. This is a scenario where you'd want to "Noindex" these pages, so Google or Bing will effectively ignore and omit them.

A thoughtful, proper Noindex strategy on a website can potentially clear thousands of URLs from your search index and redistribute their Page Rank back to the pages that really count. During the relaunch of this website, roughly 4.5k URLs were removed, with a noticeable jump in Page Rank for the remaining pages not long after. I have also worked on client sites with as much as 15,000+ junk URLs successfully omitted.

One of the primary focuses of this addon is implementing comprehensive and fine-grained Noindex control, even into third-party Xenforo addons and the content they introduce.

Ask any questions you may have, and hope this clears things up!
-Robert
 
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Can not wait till this is available! Exciting stuff.
 
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Hi Serpius,
So basically, adding a Noindex tag to a given page tells search engines (Google, Bing, etc) not to "index", or include that page in their search index. This means that when someone types in either keywords related to your site, or search for your site directly, those pages will not show up in results.

So why would you want to do this?

There's a few reasons. Most site owners want to only show their most important pages in search results. For example, you don't want Google displaying a junk URL (which it happened to crawl and index) to someone who may potentially click through to either you or a competitor. You want your home, forum or categories being front and center.

Second, there's your Page Rank (PR) equity. Every website has only so much SEO "weight", or ranking, which can be distributed amongst their pages. Ideally, you want most of your PR to go into the important content - again such as your home or categories. The higher PR they have, the higher they will appear in search results - even to the sought after Page 1 of Google.

The more URLs you have at your site, the more diluted the Page Rank becomes.

One problem is that CMS or forum platforms - whether phpBB, Wordpress, Xenforo, etc - add a vast amount of auxiliary pages which are unimportant from an SEO perspective. Anything you can click on at your site is potentially a URL which can be indexed in search results. These URLs may play a useful or mechanical role in the operation of your website (i.e. the second-step page of a checkout process, or a confirmation page), but play no role in an SEO strategy.

For example, this is a real link produced by Xenforo Media Gallery which can be indexed by Google:
https://www.nulumia.com/portfolio/g...ilm-strip-jump?direction=prev&jump_from_id=58

As you can see, it's definitely a "junk URL" from an SEO perspective and there's really no reason it should appear in search results. This is a scenario where you'd want to "Noindex" these pages, so Google or Bing will effectively ignore and omit them.

A thoughtful, proper Noindex strategy on a website can potentially clear thousands of URLs from your search index and redistribute their Page Rank back to the pages that really count. During the relaunch of this website, roughly 4.5k URLs were removed, with a noticeable jump in Page Rank for the remaining pages not long after. I have also worked on client sites with as much as 15,000+ junk URLs successfully omitted.

One of the primary focuses of this addon is implementing comprehensive and fine-grained Noindex control, even into third-party Xenforo addons and the content they introduce.

Ask any questions you may have, and hope this clears things up!
-Robert
So, in a nutshell, the goal is to direct or funnel users into a few main pages of the website, such as the landing pages that the Admin deems the most important.

That would make the most logical sense to get those search engines to focus their attention and tell the rest of the world about your website based on those few, but important webpages.
 
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